The move to Southern California is well under way for the Los Angeles Rams. The question most important to fans, where the Rams would be playing their games, was decided and announced almost immediately. But the team’s plans for the day-to-day organizational and practice activities was still a question mark to everyone, including the actual organization.
A few weeks ago, the team held their first official meeting as the Los Angeles Rams. At that time. Coach Jeff Fisher addressed this very topic and indicated that the team was looking primarily in the Conejo Valley, an area approximately 40 miles northwest of the city of Los Angeles. To be more specific, they planned to focus their search in the area stretching between Woodland Hills and Thousand Oaks, California.
Coach Fisher indicated the organization was hopeful they could find temporary locations to serve as their daily organizational offices and as their practice facility during the course of the week.
According to The Acorn, a newspaper serving the Conejo Valley region, the Los Angeles Rams may have found a location to support one of these needs.
As the article goes on to note, an economic forecast breakfast was held at Cal Lutheran University (a candidate to serve as a temporary practice facility) on March 17th. It was at this meeting that Rick Principe, the owner of a real estate company in the Conejo Valley, made the announcement that the Rams were in discussions to begin leasing a building in the city of Agoura Hills.
The 50,000 square foot office space, located across the street from the Agoura Hills City Hall, would serve as the organizational headquarters for at least the next three years. The team would continue to look for locations for more permanent organizational and practice facilities with the hopes that both would be operational alongside the new stadium in 2019.
As negotiations are still ongoing, nothing should be considered final at this stage. But both sides hope that an official announcement can be made as early as next week.